Jeanne Cooper by Robert Voets, Peter Bergman by Robert Voets, Tracey Bregman by Tony Esparza/CBS
Nominations for the 35th annual Daytime Emmy awards were announced Wednesday, and CBS' daytime lineup has the early lead with 51 total nods - or for comparison purposes 12.75 nominations per soap. ABC netted 27 noms for its three sudsers, while NBC's Days of Our Lives and Passions amassed 10 bids between 'em.

Among the noteworthy tallies, The Young and the Restless collected 11 acting nods, including at least one contender in every race, while Days made an atypically strong showing, scoring four acting nominees. Kudoscast host ABC, meanwhile, may want to instead broadcast a test pattern, as All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live netted just three acting nods combined. That said, both GH and OLTL are vying in both the outstanding drama series and writing contests.

The major races:

Lead Actress
Maura West (Carly, ATWT)
Crystal Chappell (Olivia, GL)
Nicole Forester (Cassie, GL)
Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R)
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine, Y&R)

Lead Actor
David Canary (Adam/Stuart, AMC)
Thaao Penghlis (Tony/Andre, Days)
Anthony Geary (just Luke, GH)
Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R)
Christian Le Blanc (Michael, Y&R)

Supporting Actress
Kelley Menighan Hensley (Emily, ATWT)
Heather Tom (Kate, B&B)
Judi Evans (Bonnie/Adrienne, Days)
Gina Tognoni (Dinah, GL)
Tracey Bregman (Lauren, Y&R)

Supporting Actor
Trent Dawson (Henry, ATWT)
Daniel Cosgrove (Bill, GL)
Brian Kerwin (Charlie, OLTL)
Kristoff St. John (Neil, Y&R)
Greg Rikaart (Kevin, Y&R)

Younger Actress
Jennifer Landon (Gwen, ATWT)
Rachel Melvin (Chelsea, Days)
Vail Bloom (Heather, Y&R)
Emily O'Brien (Jana, Y&R)
Tammin Sursok (Colleen, Y&R)

Younger Actor
Van Hansis (Luke, ATWT)
Jesse Lee Soffer (Will, ATWT)
Darin Brooks (Max, Days)
Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan, GL)
Bryton McClure (Devon, Y&R)

Writing
B&B, GH, GL, OLTL, Y&R

Directing
AMC, B&B, GL, OLTL

Drama Series
GH, GL, OLTL, Y&R
( Vote for your pick to win here.)

Whose nods are you applauding, and which have you scratching your head silly?